Arrest made in Tim Hortons poppy box thefts
A 34-year-old Toronto man has been arrested for stealing poppy donation boxes from three downtown Tim Hortons locations, police said.
Nicholas Moorhouse was arrested around 7:50 p.m. Friday, police said.
The suspect was identified through video surveillance footage and had a poppy box in his possession when he was arrested, police said. The box contained about $ 50 cash.
The thefts happened between 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 10:15 a.m. Friday.
The suspect would grab the boxes off the counter and run.
The two members of the 51 Division major crimes unit who identified Moorhouse are veterans themselves, said Det. Les Rosette.
Const. Rob Romano-Peck and Const. Ed Otten served in Afghanistan and Bosnia, respectively, he said.
Moorhouse is facing three charges of theft under $ 5,000 and one charge of possession of property obtained by crime, Det. Rosette said.
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